Excerpt from Impakt (floating), 2018, 4min
Impaktsculpture, video, sound projectBerlin, 2018
Kiessling‘s Impakt sculptures freeze the moment of an impact. Its the attempt to solidify the ephemeral event of two bodies colliding, the resulting physical state of emergency and the barely comprehensible, short period of time in which enormous forces unfold. The deformed aluminium and steel plates – a remaining negative form of force energy – bear witness to the impact of the 1 ton ‚meteoroid‘ the artist molded from steel infested concrete and dropped from a 12 meter crane.
Impakt2, installation views, Kunstverein Regensburg 2018
Impakt 5,4,3, installation view, Kunstverein Regensburg 2018
Impakt 7, installation view, Kunstverein Regensburg 2018
Thank you Anna Deilmann for fighting for/with me and Moritz Osthues for enabling me to do the first tests. Non of this would have happened!
Sound recordings of the moment of impact, a fraction of a second, dragged to 80 times its length.
'They say he was made from iron. They say he was not that big. They say he was 300.000 tons. They say he came quick. They say planet earth was trembling. They say 175 million tons of material was pushed. They say he created diamonds.'
'Man sagt, er bestand aus Eisen. Man sagt, er war nicht sehr gross. Man sagt, er wog 300.000 Ton-nen. Man sagt, er kam schnell. Man sagt, die Erde hat gezittert. Man sagt, 175 Millionen Tonnen Material wurden verdrängt. Man sagt, durch ihn sind Diamanten entstanden.'